Same again for Bolt

The big guns progressed to the Olympic 200m final with consummate ease with 1/6 favourite for gold Usain Bolt declaring he only ran at ‘90%’ as he bids for double sprint glory.

The 25-year-old had been under scrutiny going into the 100m following his double defeat in the Jamaican trials but, having blasted his way to the 100m title, he seems a lot more relaxed and confident.

He made short work of his semi-final but so did his big rival, friend and training partner Yohan Blake (4/1 Gold Medal Winner), who slowed down markedly as he posted the fastest qualifying time of 20.01 seconds, compared to Bolt’s 20.18secs.

However, the defending champion is confident that he will come out on top once again and justify strong favouritism as well as his legendary status in the sport.

“No doubt whatsoever,” Bolt said. “I’m ready, this is my favourite event, so I’m looking forward to it. I really pushed myself in the first 70 metres and then I tried to take it as easy as possible. I ran harder round the corner than I have in a long while. The execution was probably 90%.”

It looks to be a straight fight for gold between these two with Churandy Martina, Warren Weir, Christophe Lemaitre and Wallace Spearmon all priced at 100/1, although Bolt has not ruled out giving the fans something to cheer with a world record.

“It is a possibility, definitely,” Bolt added. “The track is fast and there are a lot of great competitors. I am looking forward to it. If I put it on my mind you never know if it is going to happen.”

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